Sideline Elite Smart 80052 Forte 40 Inch WiFi-Enabled Recessed Electric Fireplace (Alexa/Google Compatible) Refurbished

Price $769.00

Product Details


This fireplace is available for purchase with Touchstone's Encase Electric Fireplace Surround Mantel! Click here for more details.

Product Highlights

  • Slender frame offers a large 36 inches wide x 21-11/16 inch flame viewing area
  • Two heat settings (750W/1500W) with thermometer (68-88°F) or constant on
  • 6 flame color options and 10 media bed color options
  • 5 flame and media bed light intensity settings
  • 3 flame speeds and timer up to 8 hours
  • Can be plugged in or hardwired
  • Smartphone compatibility
  • Turn on or off by voice using Amazon Alexa or Google Home
  • Includes log set, crystals, and driftwood


The Touchstone Sideline Elite® Forte 40 Inch Smart Electric Fireplace combines advanced LED flame technology with WiFi compatibility. Control the flame and heat settings via remote control or mobile app. Use voice commands through Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices for easy control.

Realistic Flame, Relaxing Ambiance

Experience the impressive LED flames of Touchstone's electric fireplaces, providing the same relaxing effect as real flames without the mess or smell. They create a natural look that resembles a traditional wood burning fireplace.

Cool to the Touch Safety

The front glass remains cool, ensuring a safer experience compared to wood or gas fireplaces. It's perfect for homes with children and pets or where wood burning fireplaces are restricted.

Built-in Heater, All Season Use

Enjoy the fireplace's beauty with or without heat in any season or climate. The Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace adds a cozy feel with convenient heat and flame controls. The two heat settings warm up to 400 square feet, though it's not designed as a primary heat source.

Multiple Flame Colors, Customizable Media

Personalize your fireplace with 60 flame and base color combinations and various fireplace hearth media options. Choose between a traditional log set or a modern combination of crystals and driftwood.

Easy Installation and Use

The slim Sideline Elite can be recessed into the wall or wall-mounted with a depth of 5 1/2 inches. It's a hassle-free addition to any room, and installation instructions are provided. The fireplace can be plugged into a standard outlet or hardwired by a professional.

Recommended Placement

To ensure safety, place the Sideline Elite at least 8 inches below the ceiling or a mounted flat-screen TV to provide clearance from the heater unit.


Visit the Smart Electric Fireplace WiFi Quick Start page for more information on the WiFi-enabled capabilities, mobile app set up and smart home networking.

More About The Sideline Elite® Collection

Visit the Sideline Elite Series Overview page to see all the sizes and features.

Touchstone Sideline Elite smart electric fireplace collection



  • Frame Color: Black
  • Fireplace Dimensions: 40 inches wide x 26 1/2 inches high x 5 1/2 inches deep
  • Firebox Dimensions: 38 9/16 inches wide x 25 1/4 inches high x 5 1/8 inches deep
  • Rough Opening Dimensions: 38 7/8 inches wide x 25 1/2 inches high x  5 1/2 inches deep
  • Fire Dimensions: 36 inches wide x 21 11/16 inches tall
  • Shipping Carton Dimensions: 46 inches wide x 33 inches high x 10 inches deep
  • Part number: 80052
  • Watts: 1,500
  • BTU's: 5,118
  • Room Coverage: 400 ft.
  • Fireplace Weight: 52 pounds
  • Fireplace Weight in Box: 67 pounds
  • Voltage: 120v
  • Amperes: 11 and up

Dimensional Drawing

Mantel Specifications

  • Dimensions: 51 3/16 inches wide x 36 1/32 inches high x 9 27/32 inches deep
  • Product Weight 54.6 lb.
  • Shipping Weight 66.7 lb.
  • Shipping Dimensions: 55 5/8 inches wide x 13 5/8 inches high x x 14 1/8 inches deep

Designed for Touchstone 80052 Electric Fireplace only.

  • Fireplace Opening: 38 25/32 inches wide x 25 19/32 inches high
  • Not for use with gas or traditional fireplaces.
  • Finish: White semi-gloss MDF



Delivery and Shipping

Delivery & Shipping

Touchstone Electric Fireplaces are shipped via UPS Ground service. If you would like priority shipping, please call us to request a quote. These deliveries are handled the same way as any UPS Ground shipment, so they can be left when you are not home. Touchstone is responsible for the delivery only to the point that the Fireplace is dropped off, so please be aware of any possible issues with a drop off delivery if you are not home, or if the weather is an issue.

We send you an email with your order shipment tracking information, so you can check with the shipping carrier directly to track your shipment.

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For customers shopping in Canada, please click here for more information about delivery into Canada.

Return Policy

For more information regarding our return policy, please click here.


Product Protection


  • Replacement of any non-functioning electronic parts
  • Free Toll Free tech support (800-215-1990)


  • 1-year extended warranty (continuation of warranty for 1 calendar year AFTER expiration of manufacturers warranty)
  • Replacement of any non-functioning parts
  • Toll-Free Customer Service & Support


  • 2-year extended warranty (continuation of warranty for 2 calendar years AFTER expiration of manufacturers warranty)
  • Replacement of any non-functioning parts
  • Toll-Free Customer Service & Support




    WiFi Enabled Smart Electric Fireplace (Sideline Elite Forte shown)

    Unboxing the Sideline Elite Electric Fireplace

    Meet the Elite

    Touchstone Sideline Elite Smart Electric Fireplaces

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